Contains:M 21, NGC 6531, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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M20 - The Trifid Nebula, 


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M20 - The Trifid Nebula

M20 - The Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4096x4096

Dates: June 8, 2018

FLI CFW 4-5 Blue: 1x120" bin 2x2
FLI CFW 4-5 Green: 1x120" bin 2x2
FLI CFW 4-5 Luminance: 1x120" bin 1x1
FLI CFW 4-5 Red: 1x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2095239

RA center: 270.578 degrees

DEC center: -23.027 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.217 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.981 degrees

Field radius: 0.979 degrees

Locations: SkyPi Online Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius.

Imaged by: Eric, Jack, and Maya.



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M20 - The Trifid Nebula, 


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